MAJOR BOOST TO THE CAMPAIGN FOR A RURAL STRATEGY:
The Independent Food, Farming & Countryside Commission hosted by the RSA in its report launched on Tuesday 16th July ‘Our Future in the Land’ has added its voice to the calls by the RSN and the House of Lords Select Committee for a comprehensive Rural Strategy (more to follow)
EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three were discussing ways to share infrastructure and allow rural roaming between networks so that rural ‘not spots’ could be better served.
However, BT, the parent company of EE, pulled out of the talks arguing that other operators had not invested as much in their own infrastructure.
If voluntary cooperation between networks does not work, the Government has suggested it may be willing to force network operators to improve rural coverage.
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